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NEA issues call to action in report on nuclear cost reductions
A new report from the Paris-based OECD Nuclear Energy Agency declares that nuclear power is needed for countries to meet their Paris Agreement decarbonization and energy security policy goals, but that governmental support for a rapid reduction in the cost of new nuclear capacity through the creation of certain policy frameworks is likely necessary.
S. Sumida, M. Ichimura, T. Yokoyama, M. Hirata, R. Ikezoe, Y. Iwamoto, T. Okada, K. Takeyama, S. Jang, M. Sakamoto, Y. Nakashima, M. Yoshikawa, R. Minami, K. Oki, M. Mizuguchi, K. Ichimura
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 1 | July 2015 | Pages 136-141
Technical Paper | Open Magnetic Systems 2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST14-890
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In the GAMMA 10 tandem mirror, divertor simulation experiments that utilize particle flux toward the west end region (called end-loss flux) have been implemented. Since a positive correlation has been reported between the end-loss flux and the central-cell density, an increase of the central-cell density is important for obtaining a higher end-loss flux on the divertor simulation experiments. By arranging the ion cyclotron range of frequency (ICRF) systems so as to excite strong ICRF waves in both anchor cells simultaneously, we have succeeded in producing high-density plasmas (line density of 1.2×1014 cm−2) in both anchor cells. As a result, a higher central-cell density of 4.4×1012 cm−3 and a higher end-loss flux of more than 1023 m−2s−1 have been obtained. One of the possible mechanisms of the high density production is a formation of positive potentials on both anchor cells. Plasmas in the central cell are confined due to those potentials.